South Ayrshire Council says it is working to ensure trains can run from Ayr Station "as soon as possible". 

Further delays to works at the fire-hit Station Hotel are expected following the discovery of structural damage in the northern section of the building. 

In its latest update on the works, the local authority has acknowledged the impact the works are having on rail services. 

A spokesperson said: "Works at the former Station Hotel are continuing. We recently reported that we discovered damaged structure in the northern section of the building and that this will unfortunately impact the timeline of our safety works.

"We know that this delay is frustrating for rail users and we are working closely with Network Rail and ScotRail to ensure that trains can operate from Ayr Station as soon as possible.

"We'll continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available."

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